Ripley-based Pentrich Brewing Co has received a £150,000 investment to help expand its beer production.

The funding was provided by the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) through First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans.

Joe Noble, co-founder and director of the brewery, said: “Since founding the business in 2015, we’ve built a strong, recognisable brand, as well as a base of really loyal customers. However, we were operating at maximum capacity and, in order to grow, we needed to seek extra help.

“We’re therefore excited to put the funding to good use, starting by investing in better equipment. This will enable us to make both keg and canned beer in addition to our existing range of cask beer, which will significantly aid our expansion and has helped us diversify during the covid pandemic.”

Kamran Hassan, business development manager at First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans, said: “Joe and [co-founder Ryan Cummings] started thanks to a passion for good quality beer, but it’s turned into so much more than a hobby business.

“With a local reputation for producing great cask beers, the brand has a massive amount of potential. We’re delighted to support the duo with MEIF funding and wish them the best of luck expanding the business.”

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